Motherhood

5 Things My Toddler has Taught Me About Raising a Toddler

Most millennial parents are well-educated, well-read, and feel confidently knowledgeable about way too many things, thanks to the internet. When you become a parent it’s only natural to want to become an expert on the subject of how to raise a child.

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Going back to work after baby

Picture this: I’m sitting in an empty airplane on an early Wednesday morning. I have two pieces of luggage with me for this short work trip: one with my laptop and personal belongings, and one with my breast pump. I already got stopped and questioned by security about the “heavy metal block” in my bag (it was the power charger).

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Five Things I Didn’t Expect from Motherhood

There are certain things you can expect after becoming a parent. You’re not going to sleep ever well. Your relationship with your partner will change. Your body will change. You will have to do endless amounts of laundry. So. Much.

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The First Forty Days: How to Support a New Mom

In many cultures, the first six weeks following birth is a key period of healing, resting, and bonding with baby. New mothers (and fathers) are supported by their ‘village’, whether that’s family, friends, doulas, a church group or even an online community of mothers.

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Surviving and Thriving: The First Month with a Newborn

People warned us about the first month. They said it would be really, really hard. They said we wouldn’t sleep. That breastfeeding wouldn’t be easy. And that there would be diapers… many, many diapers.

Everything people said was true.

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Five Baby Shower Ideas for the Food & Drink Lover

Food and drink is increasingly becoming the centre of our lives. As someone who lives in one of the most diverse, cosmopolitan cities in the world, it didn’t take long for me to develop a pallet and appreciation for an array of flavours.